Nov. 15, 2009
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Seniors Amanda Hanneman and Marissa Scott each scored career highs to lead the University of Missouri women's basketball team a season opening 74-57 win over the Northern Iowa Panthers Sunday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers are now 1-0 on the season while the Panthers fall to 0-2.
Hanneman paced the Tigers with a personal best 26 points, including six three-pointers, while Scott added 11, also a career best. Junior RaeShara Brown joined the pair in double figures with 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals and senior Toy Richbow led Missouri with eight boards.
Senior Jessra Johnson hit a layup to score Mizzou's first points of the season and the Tigers ran out to a 7-0 advantage just over three minutes into the contest when Hanneman sank a three-pointer.
After Northern Iowa cut its deficit to 7-3 Missouri used a 12-0 run, started and anchored by threes from Hanneman and Brown, for a 19-3 Tiger lead. The squad increased their advantage to 22, 29-7, when sophomore BreAnna Brock converted an old fashioned three-point play with eight and a half minutes remaining in the first 20 minutes.
Mizzou continued to enforce its will on the offensive end and built its largest lead thus far, 41-16, when Scott hit a layup with 10 seconds left to give the Tigers 25-point cushion at the half.
Both teams played even early in the second half until Hanneman drilled another three to put the Tigers up by 27, 51-24, with 14:58 remaining on the clock.
Northern Iowa refused to back down and rolled off a 25-14 run from the 12:23 mark to the 1:26 mark of the second to cut Mizzou's lead to 15, 69-54, after Kim Wypiszynski converted a three-point play. Hanneman hit another three and a driving layup to close out Tiger scoring for a 74-57 Mizzou victory.
The Tigers return to the court on Wednesday, Nov. 15 for a 6:30 contest against Memphis at Mizzou Arena. The team then hits the road to face Indiana at 1 p.m. CT on Sunday, Nov. 22 in Bloomington, Ind.
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